How Do I Use Different Listing Templates?
By default, your Shift4Shop store uses the same HTML template for all of your products. However, you do have the option of creating your own variations on the default listing template and use them for different products.
To do this you will need FTP access to your store and at least some basic HTML knowledge.
Retrieving The Default Listing Template
The first step in the process is to download a fresh copy of the default listing template. To do this, you will need to connect to your store's FTP access. Your FTP access credentials can be found in your Shift4Shop Welcome Email or contact Shift4Shop to have it supplied to you (after verifying you as the account holder).
After connecting to your store's FTP access:
Once you're in the common folder:
This listing_0.html is the default template file used for all products on the store. Once it is on your desktop, rename it to replace the 0 with a 1 so that its new name is listing_1.html.
Uploading Your Altered Listing Template to your Store
Once you've made your HTML changes to the template file, you will need to upload it to your store so that it can be used.
Again, after connecting to your store's FTP access:
Assigning The New Template To Products
Now, you will assign your newly uploaded template to the product(s) that you'd like to use it with.
The name of the style (Style 2, Style 3, etc) is determined by the name of the template file. However, it can be a bit confusing because the name of the Style is always one number more than the name of the template. This is due to the fact that listing_0.html is actually reserved for Style 1. So when you select the style, just be aware that it will be one number more than your template's name.
The following may help:
You may upload as many template variations as you'd like, but just be sure to name them with the same listing_x format described so far.
Your product is now using the alternate listing template you've edited and uploaded.
Other "Style" Templates
The steps outlined above will let you assign alternate style templates to your products. But there are some other style selectors available in the store which you can use to give a custom look and feel to other select areas of your store. These other style templates include:
The process is basically the same as for the alternate product listing templates: